Official "The Last Hero" Thread (pre-release discussion)

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby AB23 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:44 pm

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Lenishere » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:46 pm

Reading the Facebook comments on the preview for Poison In Your Veins is making my head hurt. Here are some gems:

From one user:
"These singles sound nothing like they've done before. They're commercial as fuck, sound like Slash lyrics, the solos suck, and they're pretty much a similar tempo and feel"

"AB3 was dark, dynamic, solos were awesome as fuck, and the lyrics were very philosophical and metaphorical. Same thing with Fortress, only Fortress was a little lighter." Fortress was LIGHTER??

Some other users:
"Having followed them since day one it just feels like they going soft/commercial rock." Yep, that's right folks. They are going soft rock.

"I'm listening to "In Loving Memory" right now. I paused it to hear the preview. So far, this new stuff sounds nothing like Alter Bridge." Yes, because a song from their first album is a good indicator as to how their fifth album should sound. Fuck evolving and trying new things.

Not to mention almost every comment is talking about a leak directly. UGH! Just wait to hear the album. Stop making judgements about singles and a 15 SECOND SAMPLE of a song.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby pokefan_4 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:50 pm

so had Dust leaked yet?

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Jim » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:12 pm

pokefan_4 wrote:so had Dust leaked yet?


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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Ubik » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:26 pm

Lenishere wrote:Reading the Facebook comments on the preview for Poison In Your Veins is making my head hurt. Here are some gems:

From one user:
"These singles sound nothing like they've done before. They're commercial as fuck, sound like Slash lyrics, the solos suck, and they're pretty much a similar tempo and feel"

"AB3 was dark, dynamic, solos were awesome as fuck, and the lyrics were very philosophical and metaphorical. Same thing with Fortress, only Fortress was a little lighter." Fortress was LIGHTER??

Some other users:
"Having followed them since day one it just feels like they going soft/commercial rock." Yep, that's right folks. They are going soft rock.

"I'm listening to "In Loving Memory" right now. I paused it to hear the preview. So far, this new stuff sounds nothing like Alter Bridge." Yes, because a song from their first album is a good indicator as to how their fifth album should sound. Fuck evolving and trying new things.

Not to mention almost every comment is talking about a leak directly. UGH! Just wait to hear the album. Stop making judgements about singles and a 15 SECOND SAMPLE of a song.

To be fair they do seem to have released similar kinds of songs so far, whereas if they'd gone with The Other Side (as Mark said they might after they played the beginning on Trunk's show), people might react differently and think the album would have a greater range. But then I suppose they might want to be putting the more digestible stuff out now to let people discover the more challenging stuff on hearing the album.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Timotheus » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:39 pm

Lol, soft rock... Some people are so insecure.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby anguyen92 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:51 pm

^^ I'll take people's idea of AB doing soft-rock over what Skillet and Shinedown has been doing in their latest albums. Those albums (Unleashed and Threat to Survival) are just not the bright spots of their catalogs, imo. At least, Show Me A Leader and My Champion have been good listens thus far, as singles, and with AB having some long songs, some dark songs, gives the idea of a wide range, The Last Hero album is still looks to be pretty promising.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby austin. » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:01 pm

anguyen92 wrote:^^ I'll take people's idea of AB doing soft-rock over what Skillet and Shinedown has been doing in their latest albums. Those albums (Unleashed and Threat to Survival) are just not the bright spots of their catalogs, imo. At least, Show Me A Leader and My Champion have been good listens thus far, as singles, and with AB having some long songs, some dark songs, gives the idea of a wide range, The Last Hero album is still looks to be pretty promising.



Skillets new album no good? Been meaning to listen to it but haven't yet.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby anguyen92 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:03 pm

^^ We, and when I say we, I mean some people in the forums that have heard it, have stated that it's a mixed bag album, at best.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby riemslag1 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:19 pm

Just an honest opinion, nothing more.
SMAL was ok, but nothing special, just too poppy and sing-a-long for my taste.
My Champion for me is the far worst track they ever recorded. My god, so bad !
Read over here track 3 will have the same sound, wonder what it will sound like.
Keeping my hopes up reading over here the rest of the songs will be darker and could be considered to be more the AB-sound for which I began to appreciate this band in the first place. Can't help or hide to be disappointed untill now, but keeping my hopes up ! Otherwise I will just have to be patience for the next Tremonti-record for which I will not have to fear it will lack the real heavy vibe. Trust the guys though to treat us for some great rock tracks on this album.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Jim » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:49 pm

riemslag1 wrote:My Champion for me is the far worst track they ever recorded. My god, so bad


Don't worry, you're not alone. It's my least favourite Alter Bridge song now. Opinion
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:49 pm

RoelSmoel wrote:Single #3 - Poison In Your Veins
THIS FRIDAY
https://www.facebook.com/alterbridge/vi ... 756818558/

Really liked the melody of that chorus!
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby austinjhnsn » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:55 pm

Sounds like something from the 80's. I can dig it!
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Mr. Slash » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:10 pm

Uhhh, again, I am not hyped. Shit now I am really worried again that the album will some sellout-ish piece of crap. The chorus sounds too mainstream rock like.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby DonHarry » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:30 pm

Don't fret. The 3 releases (Sources suggest) aren't the strongest songs on the album. Although I do genuinely love SMAL. I have time for the other two, I like the licks in MC, I agree the lyrics are a little generic though. Personally I don't see why 'heavier' always seems to be a measure of improvement or progression for a lot of people.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Jim » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:33 pm

Mr. Slash wrote:Uhhh, again, I am not hyped. Shit now I am really worried again that the album will some sellout-ish piece of crap. The chorus sounds too mainstream rock like.


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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby Ubik » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:37 pm

DonHarry wrote:Don't fret. The 3 releases (Sources suggest) aren't the strongest songs on the album. Although I do genuinely love SMAL. I have time for the other two, I like the licks in MC, I agree the lyrics are a little generic though. Personally I don't see why 'heavier' always seems to be a measure of improvement or progression for a lot of people.

We like the boom boom.

I enjoy Show Me a Leader a lot, it's my least favourite album opener but there's a lot to love about it (and a lot of competition in that slot).
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby DCooper727 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:39 pm

Jim wrote:
riemslag1 wrote:My Champion for me is the far worst track they ever recorded. My god, so bad


Don't worry, you're not alone. It's my least favourite Alter Bridge song now. Opinion


Same here.

They really should have put out The Other Side or Island of Fools since they sound really heavy from those previews that went up on Amazon/Facebook.

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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby DonHarry » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:41 pm

We like the boom boom.


I guess, but I mean a lot of us came in on ODR's, and that wouldn't really be classed as heavy (comparatively), so heavier wasn't what piqued our interest initially.
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Re: Official "The Last Hero" Thread

Postby anguyen92 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:44 pm

^^ I agree there. Look at songs like Open Your Eyes, One Day Remains, Down To My Last, etc. Those are really great and uplifting songs and a song like My Champion does not seem out of place with those songs, imo.
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